Northern vs Southern
There is only one species of koala, however there are two distinct geographical areas where they live; “Northern” koalas can be found in Queensland and New South Wales. “Southern” koalas can be found in Victoria and South Australia.
To help them survive the climatic variations, koalas have different adaptations.
FUR: Short, dense, grey
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 7kg (Males) 5.5kg (Females)
AVERAGE LENGTH: 70.5cm (Males) 68.7cm (Females)
FUR: Long, dense, brown
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 12kg (Males) 8.5kg (Females)
AVERAGE LENGTH: 78.2cm (Males) 71.6cm (Females)
To see these species in the wild, we suggest:
Northern Koala: Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve, Queensland.
Southern Koala: Kennett River, Great Ocean Road, Victoria.